What Running Does For Me
By Mindy Bobe
I open my front door and step outside. I stretch…and then I’m off. It’s just me and the road. All I can hear are the sounds of my footsteps on the pavement. I can feel the breeze in my hair. I can smell nature…the smell that is indescribable but if you are a runner then you know what I’m talking about. I can see all the beauty that God created. Without running, I wouldn’t sense all of these things.
Running is my “me time.” The time I can be by myself or with a group of friends who love to run as much as I do. The time that I can forget about everything but the road ahead.
Running keeps me sane. Without it…I would go crazy! I NEED to feel those endorphins and that high that only a good run can bring.
Running helps me strive to be a better me. It helps me be a better wife, a better mom, a better friend, a better teacher.
Running keeps me healthy. It shows my kids how important it is to take care of your body.
Running helps me eat a better diet. I fuel my body for that next run. I know that too much sugar and too much soda will hurt my next run.
Running gives me those toned legs that I’ve always wanted.
Running gives me goals to focus on…the goal to run my next marathon, the goal to cross train, the goal to make my core stronger.
Running makes me feel strong!
Running makes me overcome doubt that I can’t achieve great things.
Running gives me a sense of accomplishment like nothing else.
Running has changed my life…for the greater good!
I am a runner…and will ALWAYS be a runner!
What does running do for you?